William Bausano, Choral Music / Voice
232 Center for the Performing Arts
William Bausano, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, is conductor of the Chamber Singers and Choraliers. Dr. Bausano is a graduate of Northern Michigan University and the University of Southern California, where he completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting. His choirs have appeared regularly at professional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education.
Dr. Bausano’s musical pursuits have taken him throughout the United States and to Europe, South America, and Australia, performing in such cities as Athens, Edinburg, Florence, Helsinki, Moscow, Paris, Porto Alegre, Sydney, and Venice. He is also active as a baritone soloist, performing in oratorio s and operas. In recent years Dr. Bausano has conducted world premieres of commissioned choral works by composers Ola Gjeilo, Chen Yi, Adolpus Hailstork, Joan Szymko, Corrado Margutti, and Howard Helvey. His choral editions and arrangements are published by Colla Voce Music, Lorenz Corporation, Shawnee Press, and others. Prior to his appointment at Miami University he taught vocal music in the public schools in Los Angeles, and at Los Angeles Valley College. Dr. Bausano also conducts the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Choir in Oxford. He is a founding member, past president, and Honorary Life Member of the National Collegiate Choral Organization.